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Vamp City

Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

All Sophia Fontanelle wanted was to be left alone. On the run from New Orleans and its vampire council, she heads to Los Angeles to start a new life. But when The Caballero, the ancient peacekeeper rumored to be the great Zorro himself, is murdered, Sophia finds herself caught up in a fight to clear her name. Threatened by a 1950s-era gangster turned vamp by the Caballero himself, can she survive in Vamp City?

“Vampire noir in L.A. by way of New Orleans, with progressive creatures of the night trying to solve a twisted murder mystery. Sophia is a powerful lead fighting to clear her name in C.D. Brown’s compelling debut.” (Alan Baxter, author of Hidden City and the Alex Caine series)

©2018 C.D. Brown (P)2018 Gryphonwood Press

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Vampire politics

Received free from narrator

Enjoyable listen, it took a little before I was pulled into the story, but once it got going, it was a good story - enough twists and variants on normal urban fantasy to be fresh

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  • Lee
  • SHEERNESS, United Kingdom
  • 25-11-18

Very Generic

OK, if you like vampires and werebeasts type of books then you'll probably like this as long as you are not looking for anything different.

There is a vampire from New Orleans, hmmm, sure I've seen that somewhere before, oh that's right, every other vampire story.

To be fair, the story is ok, and it isn't set in New Orleans, but it is just a bit meh. I'm sure that if you love vampire stories involving a strong female MC, then you'll absolutely love this, but for me, I just would have liked some originality in there, and that is just lacking.

The narration is ok, not good but passable, she seems to struggle a little on male voices, they all pretty much sound the same but the females are great.

Overall. if you just must read a vampire story, then this is for you, if not, then...

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Vamp City Review

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Vamp City is a nice long read, and I love learning about the different groups within the vamp community.

I would like to know more about Sophia’s life before she came to LA (is there a prequel book in the works?)

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  • Sue Micheal Kenny
  • 12-10-18

Thank You Mr. Brown for THIS 🌠🌠🌠🌠❕

I just about live for reading/ listening to Fictional Novels. My specific tastes can be broad at times yet I believe my inner child must be quite the dominant force for when it comes down to choosing my Genre of choice I will spend a ridiculous amount of time and effort on Audible.com combing through all the different sub-genre's trying DESPERATELY to find a descent Vampire read...
With a big smile on my face, I was able to just listen to an excellent Novel

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NOTE TO THE AUTHOR:
I am hoping , no begging, please let this be JUST THE BEGINNING OF A SERIES!!! Also PLEASE write THE next FEW SUPER DUPER Fast! and pretty please one ☝more thing Can you please Utilize the talented Veronica Giguere again, she is such an amazing Narrator!

All the Best to all my fellow 📚 💗's ,

Sue

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  • LeMiliere
  • 17-04-19

Not A Typical Vampire Story

I've never read or listened to anything by this author, but as I'm a fan of this genre I thought I would give this one a listen. The storyline is original and different, not at all a typical vampire story.

This story isn't a horror story, nor is it a romance although our leading lady Sophia Fontanelle does find someone she may be able to spend the rest of her future with. It's a story about vampires living in Los Angeles and adapting to the death of the oldest vampire, their leader if you like, it's set in our modern age, with flash-backs to Sophia's life before she was turned. It's not a complicated story but it does have lots of factions to it, there are some humans, some shifters, and vampires good and bad.

I enjoyed the story and I liked the characters, the author's writing style is good and had no trouble holding my attention. There were three parts to the story which is involved and goes into a lot of detail as we follow Sophia in her journey from new arrival to Sherrif and leader of the free vampires of LA.

I loved the excellent narration by Veronica Giguere she did a wonderful job with this book, she totally nailed it with all the different accents and inflections. She brought each and every character to life for me.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

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  • Sue B.
  • 31-03-19

Great stuff!!

I really hope there are more adventures ahead for these characters! Loved both the story and the performance.

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  • Sharif
  • 14-03-19

Great story

I don't normally like genre fiction, but the storytelling is sound and the jokes land. the world is well designed and built.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-02-19

Great Narrator, Mediocre Story

Naive, repetitive plotline brought to life by a brilliantly creative narration performance. Veronica brings life to an otherwise flat story.

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  • mary ellen warren
  • 24-01-19

A Cool New Take on an Old Theme

Vamp City by CD Brown is a solid adventure in the City of Angels - but from a perspective not often seen.
Sophia is an ancient vampire who has come to the city to help others like herself enjoy the best of vampire life (death?) without having the mortals breathing down their necks.
In a city where just about anything goes, vampires thrive in the night, but many want to find a way to coexist with humans. Many, but not all. Sophia must unify the vamps and purge those who want dominion over humanity.
Vamp City is a story with many twists and turns, humour, sensuality and heart pounding fight scenes. It's a great ride!
Veronica Giguere does a fantastic job of giving each character a unique voice that is recognizable throughout the nearly 9 hours of the book. Her story telling ability makes the time fly by - I didn't want to stop listening until the end.
My only criticism of the book is that, in the audio version, I found it confusing when Sophia was flashing back to her past in New Orleans. The information was important and useful to understand her character and vampire history, but I didn't always recognize immediately that it was a flashback, even when there was some kind of bridge to the memories. Looking at my copy of the book, I can see that reading it, I would not have had the same problem. Interesting difference between visual and aural intake, and maybe just me....
In all, definitely recommend the novel, in whatever form you enjoy best.

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  • Audiobook Enthusiast and Reviewer
  • 01-12-18

What's not to love

I absolutely love vampire fantasy novels and this one was great but the one thing I really did not like was the background noise and I dont know who is responsible for it but when I researched the narrator I found that other audiobooks that she was recorded in all had the same issue. Other than that I most definitely would reccomend this book .

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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  • Julie S.
  • 29-11-18

Vampire gang turf wars

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I enjoyed the audio narration, the voices and accents were good and I liked the quality of the narrator's voice, especially for the main character. The plot itself was just ok. Lots of LA Vamp gang wars. Lots of battles. But, it was choppy and not engaging. Also, the random flashbacks came out of nowhere and were not transitioned well. Overall, just an OK read. 

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  • rachel pohler
  • 21-11-18

WOW!!

This was a very exciting story! I loved the storyline and all of the characters. Their struggle to work together despite their differences in opinions. This was a good prevails against evil story if I've ever found one :) I would recommend!

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  • Hudson the Basset
  • 19-11-18

There Is A New Vamp In Town

This is not your typical vampire story. It seemed more like a mystery/suspense tale than classic vampire. It is vampires trying to be good with the help of a support group similar to AA. There is some violence and fighting, but that is almost incidental to the plot. If it is total carnage you are looking for in a vampire book look elsewhere.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.